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How to Watch Youtube Videos not Available in Your Country
The purpose of this page is to provide a way to unblock YouTube Videos that are only allowed to be viewed in certain countries. This article is not about unblocking entire YouTube.com domain, but rather just the certain videos that have geographic restrictions.
Depending on where you live, you may encounter one of the following messages when trying to watch some video on YouTube:
"This video is not available in your country"
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
"This video contains content from ..., who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
The problem is explained on the official YouTube Help page, however YouTube offers no solution to those affected by this restriction. Apparently, either YouTube or the poster of the video had a problem with your country and has decided to block it or only allow a few select countries to view that video. Depending on where you live, this could be a major issue with some countries having it worse than others. In Germany, for example, most music videos will be blocked due to copyright issues.
How to bypass YouTube country restrictions?
Since YouTube uses your IP address to determine your location, a proxy can be used to disguise your location and make it appear that you're connecting from whatever country that specific proxy is located. If some YouTube video is only allowed to be viewed by people living in the United States, and you live in Canada, then using a proxy that's located in the United States will make YouTube think that the request is coming from United States.
In what countries is a YouTube Video blocked?
So you have found a YouTube video that's blocked in your region, the next step would be to find a proxy that's located in one of the allowed countries where that video can be viewed. The problem is that you don't know which countries allow it. All you know for certain is that it's definitely blocked in your country.
A simple guess may work - YouTube videos are rarely blocked for US visitors, so a proxy located in the United States should work in most cases, but sometimes YouTube is stricter than that. Some YouTube videos are blocked for the entire world except for a few select countries.
Fortunately, YouTube provides an API that returns detailed information on any YouTube video such as the list of countries where that video is made available. We simplified it even further, by providing this easy to use tool to check the region restrictions for any YouTube video.
Where to find proxies for YouTube?
Once you know exactly what countries are allowed to watch that particular YouTube video, the last step is finding a working proxy that's located in one of those countries. The simplest and the fastest way would be to use web-proxies because they're more reliable than proxy servers. Our site maintains a fresh list of working web proxies that are grouped by country.